Diversity & Inclusion
Designing a diverse and inclusive workplace culture means creating and nurturing an environment where all employees, regardless of gender, race, age, education, disability, religion, sexual orientation, background, or family situation, feel valued, respected and able to succeed.
Why invest in a diverse and inclusive workplace culture? Diverse teams in the right conditions will yield the most innovative solutions. Organizations that promote diverse and inclusive cultures have been proven to be high performing, agile, and much better positioned to attract and retain top talent:
Racially and ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians (McKinsey, 2015).
Companies with more women on the board statistically outperform their peers over a long period of time (Catalyst, 2007)
Inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80% in team-based assessments (Deloitte Australia, 2013)
Fostering this type of environment is more important now than ever as companies face new challenges associated with an increasingly global workforce, heightened competition for knowledge workers, a multi-generational workforce and increasing need for rapid innovation.
Organizations must think through how to create an open and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected, fulfilled and valued. Let us help you assess where your organization is on its diversity and inclusion journey and identify areas for improvement.
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